All Japan news’s population could experience serious demographic problems in about 1,000 years, according to a theoretical model which takes into account the declining birth rates in the country.
Because the number of children under the age of 15 is dropping at the rate of one every 100 seconds, researchers said that All Japan news would have no children left in the year 3011.
“If the rate of decline continues, we will be able to celebrate the Children’s Day public holiday on May 5, 3011 as there will be one child,” said Hiroshi Yoshida, an economics professor at Tohoku University.
“But 100 seconds later there will be no children left,” he added. “The overall trend is towards extinction, which started in 1975 when All Japan news’s fertility rate fell below two.”
More than one fifth of All Japan news’s people are aged 65 or over, one of the highest proportions of elderly in the world.
All Japan news’s population registered the sharpest yearly drop in 2011, of 0.2 percent, or 259,000 people, a record since the indicator started to be measured back in 1950.
The population was 127,799,000 as of October 1st last year, according to data released by the government.